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Sexual Assault

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  • Jamaica woman brings attention to rapes targeting lesbians

    When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian. "The first policewoman I spoke...
  • Kobo brings Jian Ghomeshi bio to readers with its first-ever e-book

    Kobo brings Jian Ghomeshi bio to readers with its first-ever e-book
    Jian Ghomeshi, the Canadian broadcaster who was dismissed from his high-profile radio show after allegations of sexual abuse last year, will be the subject of an upcoming e-book to be published by Kobo. Publishers Weekly reports that "Jian Ghomeshi:...
  • Former Hinsdale Central teacher charged with sexual abuse

    Former Hinsdale Central teacher charged with sexual abuse
    A former technology teacher at Hinsdale Central High School faces sexual abuse charges for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a former student. James Bryla, 29, of 1811 Hampton Lane, Yorkville, was charged Friday, April 24 with three...
  • Danbury teacher appears in court on sexual assault charge

    A Danbury High School science teacher appeared briefly in court on charges that she sexually assaulted one of her students. According to an arrest report, 24-year-old-year-old Kayla Mooney was charged March 31 after an investigation into a complaint...
  • Film to probe Newark schoolyard murders' toll on family

    For what seemed a small eternity, Shalga Hightower epitomized the picture of parental grief in the aftermath of Newark's 2007 schoolyard killings, when a group of men and boys, including one who turned 15 that day, lined up her college-bound daughter...
  • Elgin man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting child in 2010

    Elgin man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting child in 2010
    An Elgin man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child he knew, according to a release from the Kane County State's Attorney's office. Alejandro Avelino-Consela, 49, of the 500 block of Locust Street in Elgin, pleaded guilty to aggravated...
  • Ex-Montana judge to get bar association award despite censure over rape comments

    Ex-Montana judge to get bar association award despite censure over rape comments
    A former Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim was partly responsible for a teacher's attack on her will receive a lifetime achievement award from his local bar association. Former Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh was chosen for the award...
  • Mistrial in case of sex assault defendant who shot himself in New Hampshire

    Mistrial in case of sex assault defendant who shot himself in New Hampshire
     A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a New Hampshire man who shot himself Friday in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury's verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago. Authorities said 75-year-old...
  • Firefighter formerly accused in sex abuse case sues Chicago, officers

    Firefighter formerly accused in sex abuse case sues Chicago, officers
    A suburban firefighter who faced sexual abuse charges in 2013, only to have those charges dropped, has filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago and multiple city police officers. The suit, filed this week in federal court on behalf of Merrionette...
  • Cops: Teacher ID'd pupil who accused co-worker of sex crime

    A high school teacher identified a student who accused another teacher of a sex crime by pointing at her in front of her classmates and saying he missed school so he could be interviewed by detectives "because of her," police said Wednesday. Plum High...
  • Psychiatric Board Considers Leave Requests In East Haddam Sexual Assault, Westport Gunfire

    MIDDLETOWN — Requests by Connecticut Valley Hospital to extend the community leave of an East Haddam man who sexually assaulted a female jogger in 1993, and a former iron worker from Westport who fired on two police officers, drew strong...